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In Business, The Advocate brings readers the latest news regarding developments in the LGBT business world. Find out the happenings of gay business leaders that are moving the Invisible Hand in the United States and around the world like Apple's Tim Cook, American Eagle's Robert Hanson, and 3M Unitek's Mary Jo Abler. Learn tips from the pros about managing the business affairs of day-to-day life for the present and future. Prepare for retirement and learn how changing laws regarding same-sex marriage, partnership, and adoption affects financial planning.
Bank Executive Questions Discrimination and Gets Fired
January 08 2013 4:31 PM ET

Bank Executive Questions Discrimination, Gets Fired

Michelle Garcia

A gay bank employee in Texas is suing his local branch after years of unequal treatment and eventually being fired based on his sexual orientation.

Bank of America Settles Antigay Discrimination Claim With HUD
January 02 2013 5:43 PM ET

Bank of America Settles Antigay Discrimination Claim With HUD

Neal Broverman

The nation's department of Housing and Urban Development has taken its first action against a lender for denying a lesbian couple a mortgage.

Tips for a Winning Credit Score
December 24 2012 12:18 PM ET

Tips for a Winning Credit Score

Advocate.com Editors

Financial adviser Patricia Izzo explains why it's important to know your number — and how to improve it.

Transforming LGBT Purchasing
December 18 2012 10:43 AM ET

Transforming LGBT Purchasing

Neal Broverman

A new business initiative called OSL Holdings has grand ambitions to change spending habits among African-Americans, Latinos, women, and gays. OSL wants to connect the dots between minority shoppers and the companies that support them; their hope is to also communicate to major companies that marketing to these groups is profitable, and to provide tools to corporations to see if they're reaching such people.

How to Quit Your Job And Follow Your Dreams
December 07 2012 1:33 PM ET

How to Quit Your Job (And Follow Your Dreams)

Advocate.com Editors

Jennifer Brown works with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and offers tips to creating a business of your own.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Finally Does a Big Interview
December 06 2012 7:06 PM ET

Apple CEO Tim Cook Finally Takes Questions

Lucas Grindley

Tim Cook spoke extensively about the value of transparency and diversity to his business.

City Grant to Help Build Housing for LGBT Seniors in SF
December 03 2012 8:05 PM ET

City Grant to Help Build Housing for S.F. LGBT Seniors

Trudy Ring

The project had been stalled for some time, but the grant promises to revive it.

Financial Planner Sounds Off on Romney, Buffett and Financial Victims
November 29 2012 1:06 PM ET

Op-ed: Romney, Buffett and Financial Victims

David Rae

At least some of the sentiment defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney expressed in that now infamous videotape rings true for those of us living paycheck to paycheck.

Out Entrepreneur Helps Companies Regroup
November 29 2012 5:00 AM ET

Out Entrepreneur Helps Companies ‘Regroup’

David Duran

In our partnership with StartOut, we regularly invite the group to highlight an LGBT entrepreneur. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the group’s founder is also an entrepreneur.

Will Boeing Deny Pension Benefits to Married Gay Couples?
November 23 2012 12:58 PM ET

Will Boeing Deny Pension Benefits to Married Gay Couples?

Julie Bolcer

A union source said the corporation would not provide pension survivor benefits to same-sex married couples in Washington despite advocating for the new marriage equality law.

Financial Planning Firms Losing Big Opportunity With LGBT Clients
November 19 2012 6:28 PM ET

Financial Planning Firms Losing Big Opportunity With LGBT Clients

Neal Broverman

Financial services companies are not meeting the very specific needs of LGBT customers, according to a new online survey by Prudential Financial.

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